The tale of a scholar who sold his soul to the devil has been inspiring European art for centuries. Today, the most famous reworking of the motif is considered to be the German legend based on Dr Johannes Faust, a historical figure from the early 16th century, whose life grew into a folk legend through German oral tradition, becoming the subject of countless retellings and interpretations. Milan Klemenčič adapted the Leipzig version of the puppet play and staged it in 1938 in his own Miniature Puppets Theatre. Get into the spirit of the great master and enjoy a puppetry masterpiece, which was revived by Ljubljana Puppet Theatre in 1982.
Doctor Faustus is part of the of the Puppettheque museum programme which intends to bring back to life some historical puppet performances. After the show you will be able to see the backstage of his miniature theatre. The original puppets from Doctor Faustus are on display at the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Puppetry at Ljubljana Castle